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Please read through our entry guidelines for UK Awards or International Awards, RIBA Awards timetable and the FAQs below to help with your submission.

Awards FAQs

I can't log into my account?
Please make sure you are either using your previous Awards user account details (email address and unique password) or have set up a new Awards account. Make sure that all email addresses and passwords don't have any spaces before or after letters when copying and pasting. If you have forgotten your password or need to change it, click the 'forgotten your password' link.

If you have not entered the Awards before, please be aware that your RIBA Awards entry user details are not the same as your RIBA membership login details.

Can I enter more than one project using the same account?
The user can enter multiple projects using the same user account. A full list of project entries can be viewed on the ‘My Projects’ page.

Do I need to be a RIBA Member to enter?
UK Awards: Yes. All projects must be completed and entered by an individual RIBA Chartered Member or Honorary Fellow. The user account can be created by any individual within the architect practice, but the project entry must be assigned to an individual RIBA membership number. RIBA Chartered Practice numbers will not be accepted.

International Awards: These are open to any qualified architect. You will need to provide evidence of the project director’s membership of an organisation such as the RIBA, or registration with an architecture registration board. If you are not a member of any such organisation, we will need details of your qualification certificate and the academic institute you graduated from.

Does our project need to be complete to enter the RIBA Awards?
All RIBA Awards are given to completed projects because to win a RIBA Award the project must be visited by at least one jury. We don’t accept entries of incomplete or conceptual projects due to this rigorous process. In 2022, projects will need to have been in use for one year to be eligible.

My project was unsuccessful in 2020 - can it be re-entered for consideration in 2022?
UK Awards: If your project was unsuccessful for the first time in 2020, it can be re-entered for 2022 and will be considered by a different judging panel. This is providing it still meets the eligibility criteria of being completed and in use for one year between November 2018 and February 2022.

International Awards: You can re-enter for consideration in 2022 by a different judging panel. This is providing it still meets the eligibility criteria of being completed and occupied between January 2019 and October 2022.

My project is located in Scotland - can I still enter the RIBA Awards?
Projects in Scotland must first enter the RIAS Awards to be considered by different judges, which includes a RIBA representative.

Where do I find the Sustainability form?
A downloadable version of the sustainability questions can be accessed on the entry system. This can then be sent to your sustainability expert to fill in, but all information must then be entered on the entry system in order to complete your submission.

My project is under £1m in contract value - do I have to provide detailed sustainability data?
The sustainability form has been updated, which means projects submitted for the UK Awards with a contract value over £1m will have to provide detailed sustainability data. this does not apply to the International Awards. For the UK Awards and International Awards, there are elements of the sustainability form which are mandatory, but with some optional questions that allow you to provide further detail. We ask that all projects try to provide as detailed information as possible.

I can't provide quantifiable sustainability data - can I still enter?
If it’s not possible for your project to produce quantifiable data either because of its size, or because it does not provide climatic enclosure, you must note this and explain the reasons in the ‘Further Information’ field on the sustainability form.

If we choose to submit non-compulsory information in the consultants section, i.e. contact name and email, what is this information used for?
The consultant information is used for the RIBA to contact consultants if we need to verify information. It will also be used by our regional offices to invite the whole team to awards events if the project is shortlisted.

How will my information be used?
The information provided as part of the submission will be used for RIBA Awards purposes only (unless stated otherwise). Entrants have the opportunity to flag sensitive information as confidential. This will ensure it is not then used for any press or PR purposes.

Why do I have to enter the Date Of Birth of the Project Director and Project Architect?
This will be used in judging the Stephen Lawrence Prize. The prize, which rewards the best examples of projects under £1m, attaches a high importance to the role of architects under 40. This data will remain confidential and will not be published.

How do I pay for my entry?
Payment can only be made once all mandatory fields have been completed. All entrants must pay the entry fee by credit or debit card and in GBP sterling. We cannot issue invoices. A VAT receipt is available to download upon payment.

Can I pay for multiple project entries at the same time?
Payments must be made separately for each project submitted, i.e. they cannot be grouped together for multiple project entries, and you must pay the full amount, including UK VAT.

Can I enter a project from outside the UK?
UK Awards: No, projects from outside of the UK are not eligible.

International Awards: The 2020 RIBA International Awards closed for entries in November 2019. Due to ongoing public health concerns, the RIBA International Awards programme has been postponed to 2021. We will provide an update in due course.

If you have any further questions about joining the RIBA or are having trouble with your entry you can contact the below teams Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm:

Awards

Call: +44 (0) 207 580 5533
Email: awards@riba.org

Membership

Call: +44 (0) 207 307 3686
Email: membership.development@riba.org

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